Last updated: Oct. 29, 2021

On this page, you can learn more about grants and awards related to school health and wellness. We feature opportunities from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada.

The health promotion facilitator assigned to your school authority may be able to help your school community tap into other grants and awards.

Current opportunities

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

  • InMotion Network - Girls in Motion
  • Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Small Funding Stream
  • Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project Based Grant

Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

  • Rising Youth
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

Other funding opportunities

  • Greening Canada's School Grounds

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

InMotion Network - Girls in Motion

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding is available to support “girl-friendly” recreational, sport, and physical activity programs.
  • Who can apply: Parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta, municipalities, and community organizations.
  • Grant amount: Up to $2,500.
  • How to apply: Complete the online application form.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is Dec. 1, 2021 (for programs running between January and April).
  • Website: Girls in Motion

 

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Small Funding Stream

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding can be used to build, repair, or upgrade recreation, culture, and other community facilities.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $125,000 for the small funding stream. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline for the small funding stream is Jan. 15, 2022. There are other funding cycles in May and September.
  • Website: Government of Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program 

 

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project Based Grant

  • Health topic: All. Funding is to support projects that enhance and enrich communities in Alberta, including new programs, community events, gender equity projects, technology, and portable equipment.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $75,000 for the small funding stream. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline for the small funding stream is Jan. 15, 2022. There are other funding cycles in May and September.
  • Website: Government of Alberta CIP Project Based Grant 

Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

 

Rising Youth 

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants identify an issue that is important to their community. The current priority is on applications related to COVID-19.
  • Who can apply: Individual students (ages 15 and up) can apply. Impact grants ($1,500) require an adult mentor.
  • Grant amount: Grants of $250, $750, and $1,500.
  • How to apply: Varies based on grant amount. Visit risingyouth.ca and click on the grant stream of interest.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: risingyouth.ca

 

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants develop their own challenge programs based on personal goals in four areas: community service, skill building, physical recreation, and adventurous journey. Projects involve voluntary extra-curricular activities and require a minimum commitment of 26 weeks.
  • Who can apply: Youth 14-24 years old can apply for one of three levels: bronze, silver, gold. There are minimum ages to start each level, and your program must be finished by your 25th birthday. 
  • Award type: This is a program that recognizes individual achievement, commitment, and passion. The award is the process, not the prize!
  • How to apply: Visit dukeofed.org/getstarted to learn more. When you're ready, register with the Alberta Division at dukeofed.org/sign-up.  
  • Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Website: dukeofed.org

Other funding opportunities

These funding sources may be used to support Alberta-based school projects focused on nutrition, physical activity, or mental health. Please contact the funder directly for more information.

This is not a full list grant opportunities. Your health promotion facilitator may be able to help you tap into other sources, especially those in your local area.

Opportunity Timeline

Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Ongoing

Greening Canada’s School Grounds

Dec. 6, 2021

 

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